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Sunday, September 03, 2006

I'm So Transparent!

I don't know why but I have a fascination for objects that are clear....you know, "see-through". This weekend, to my delight, I have "christened" two new things that are absolutely transparent.

For my morning coffee, I used a new clear glass mug that a friend gave me as a "just because" present. It has raised bees on the outside and are a reproduction of a very old design from a glass company. I felt so trendy! All the funky cafes have these and I love them! You can watch the cool patterns the cream makes as it swirls down into the java all creamy dreamy! What? You've never spent time observing this phenomena? Try it! It sure beats the take-out cups.

The other kick I had was using my clear plastic umbrella my mom gave me. (It's been raining all weekend!) I had one as a kid and spent many hours dawdling home from school in the rain, watching the water stream down the outside and then drip off bottom edge. It was also fun to see all the grey clouds or even better yet, see the flashes or forks of lightning, although that did increase my walking pace towards home on occasion! And sharing the fun under that umbrella with a friend was just the best.

Sometimes the simplest things things fascinate me the most, and on a dull day, I am so glad that they can be the mini highlights!

Mother of Invention, sipping coffee and gazing into that mug, umbrella folded up at the door.

20 Comments:

Blogger David said...

you are my coffe twin! I love watching the cream go round and mix with my morning brew ( Kona Blend) I seldom use an Umbrella, but do love lightning flashes. here from michele

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks so much for your visit from Michele!

I like both these transparent things that you showed us! The Cup is lovely and so is that Umbrella! I have got to get me a transparent one!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Barbara said...

What a cool idea to distract one from worries -- watching hot liquids in a cup or cold rain stream down the outside of an umbrella. I'm going to look for a clear glass cup for my coffee! Today I hope you can leave the umbrella folded up and enjoy sunshine, like we have here in DC.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Prego said...

I've been meaning to find one of those 'old school' yellow raincoats. If I can find one of those babies and a portable IV unit for my coffee... that'd be sweet.

Here via Michele today
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Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

David: Thanks for visiting. Ah, we do love our java!

old Old lady of the Hills: You're welcome. Do that and bring a small highlight to your day!

Barbara: Thanks. I put away the umbrella and actually went out for a bike ride later....at 18 degrees..a tad cool!


Prego: Rain and coffee ...what a combo! Hope you get your yellow slicker!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

David: Thanks for visiting. Ah, we do love our java!

old Old lady of the Hills: You're welcome. Do that and bring a small highlight to your day!

Barbara: Thanks. I put away the umbrella and actually went out for a bike ride later....at 18 degrees..a tad cool!


Prego: Rain and coffee ...what a combo! Hope you get your yellow slicker!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

The imagination, emotion and illustration of this post is great! If only more things in life were more transparent...the world would be a much simpler, much better place.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Old Lady said...

Oooo, ahhhh me too. Pretty colors swirling about. There is a marblized Christmas ornament I make out of clear glass ornaments, squeeze 2 to three different colors inside of the ornament and watch the fun!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Kilroy: Yes, I was lucky to be brought up in a house full of imagination and self-expression. I seem to seek simplification and appreciation in my life. Things just get too hairy sometimes!

Old Lady: Wow! That sounds very cool! Sign me up for one of your craft classes in time for Christmas!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

 
Anonymous Stephen Newton said...

Mother, Thanks for all your comments on my blog. I've been in the mountains away from things techno. I will have broadband later this week and will come back to read more. Your things transparent post reminded me how wonderful see thru stuff is. Something about them that is both tangible and ephemeral at the same time.

Monday, September 04, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Stephen: Thanks. Your mountains get-away sounds fabulous! No hurrying back!

Monday, September 04, 2006

 
Blogger bobealia said...

I love shiny things...
Where did she find the transparent umbrella??? I want one!

Monday, September 04, 2006

 
Anonymous Last Girl On Earth said...

I would KILL to have a drink of coffee from that mug! I can't have caffeine for a while and I'm suffering from withdrawl! Love the umbrella, too! Michele sent me tonight. Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, September 04, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Bobelia: You're a crow too?! Don't know.. my mom bought mine for me at a mall!

Last Girl On earth: Thanks..so sad you're off caf!

Monday, September 04, 2006

 
Blogger Richard said...

It doesn't matter to me if something is transparent or not, since I Will open it anyway to see how it works in side.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Richard: This does not surprise me! You seem to be the type of curious person who wants to know how things work and could actually put it back together properly!
Have you seen those flashlights that are transparent and you shake them to activate the battery? Neat idea, but the light coming from the inside is annoying and is very blue.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

 
Blogger Richard said...

They are supposed to be batteryless flashlights (Giant Tiger sells them). They have 2 coin batteries inside whcih gives them a lot of brightness. Once the batteries run down, the capacitor will not store a whole lot of charge and the light will be duller.

Not all are fakes or pseudo-fakes, but the two I have are pseudo-fakes(but they have a nice strong magnet inside).

You can read about the fakes here and a DIY attempt here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Richard: I just knew you'd know all about them! Thanks, I'll have to check out if I have a fake or not..it was only $10. Kids think they're neat.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

 
Blogger brooksba said...

It takes dedication to enjoy life's little moments and you are doing an awesome job. You should find joy in your new acquistions!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

 
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Brooksba: I love the simplicity more than the complex nature of adult life. You just have to savour that!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

 

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